A Eureka Moment
That’s Changing The World

We Are Telluris

Telluris Biotech was established in 2015 to tackle the issues plaguing agriculture across the globe. Our patented eco-friendly solutions are empowering farmers to achieve greater crop protection and productivity. We are in the business of empowering farmers around the world through products that help them achieve greater crop protection and productivity through sustainable solutions that preserve nature and biodiversity.
We are committed to the cause of delivering sustainable innovations for crop protection and growth that are beneficial for the farmers, humanity and the world.

Leadership

BRINGING THE SMARTEST TOGETHER TO SERVE HUMANITY

Telluris partners with some of the brightest minds in the field of agricultural innovations and give them the platform to achieve the impossible.

Core Values

Sustainability

Our primary focus at Telluris Biotech is to leave a healthier planet behind. And so, we ensure that sustainability is a part of everything that we do. From our products to our operations, we are making a positive impact at every level.

Accountability

We empower our team to take ownership of the impact they create here at Telluris. It drives them to be thorough in their work and churn out products that we are confident of taking to the world.

Balance

At Telluris, everything we do is inspired by mother nature. We strive to emulate the balance in our ethos to bring agility and adaptability into our efforts. It’s what keeps us driven and motivated to protect what the world sows.

Our Patents

We are an exceptional team of scientists and researchers who are leveraging science to feed the world in a safe, sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Mile Stones

Established in 2015, Telluris Biotech works towards tackling issues that plague the agricultural industry globally through innovative and nature-friendly solutions.

2015-2017

2017-2019

2020-2022

2023 Onwards

Mr. Venu Polineni

Managing Director - Telluris Biotech India Limited

Perhaps best described as the thread that binds us all together at Telluris, Mr. Venu is the commercial catalyst that has taken our unique products to the world. His journey into the world of plant-parasitic nematodes began when he was doing research under Dr. Alejandro Calderon-Urrea at Fresno State. On one of his trips home to India, he came across the plight of over 15,000 poly houses in Gujarat which were suffering due to plant-parasitic nematodes. Armed with the innovative solutions of Dr. Alejandro, Mr. Venu left a lucrative career in research at University of California, Merced to bring Telluris Biotech India Limited to life.
From building the team at Telluris India from scratch to expanding the scientific boundaries of the organization, his knowledge, calm demeanor, work ethics, and astute leadership are an inspiration to all who work with him at Telluris. His involvement at every level of the organization from the bottom-up makes him extremely approachable, friendly, and critical to the daily functioning of Telluris.

Dr. Glenda Polack

Co-founder - Telluris Biotech India Pvt Limited

Dr. Glenda is a beacon of versatility at Telluris. From being a Veterinarian to acquiring Graduate Degrees in Molecular Biology and Business Administration, her fascinating academic journey has spanned three continents and decades. Her equally impressive career includes working for several academic and private institutions in myriad roles like ribonucleoprotein studies with Dr. Sidney Altman (1989 Nobel Prize-winning scientist) at Yale University, pharmacological studies with Dr. Kirk Jhonson at Chiron Corporation and consultant in several areas of biological sciences to name a few.
Dr. Glenda’s involvement since the inception of the ideas that formed Telluris and then transforming them into products make her an invaluable part of the organization. Her versatility, flexibility, and theoretical knowledge are an inspiration for all of us here at Telluris. Her first tryst with Hyderabad made her fall in love with the beautiful city and she now considers it as her second home.

Dr. Alejandro Calderon-Urrea

Co-founder & Scientific Advisor - Telluris Biotech India Pvt Limited

The Telluris adventure began at California State University, Fresno where Dr. Calderón-Urrea was trying to answer the specific question of whether program cell death in plants and animals is similar or different. His research led him to understand the plant-parasitic nematode problem and develop a solution that uses a combination of cell death peptides and chalcones to develop unique eco-friendly products that are effective against plant-parasitic nematodes. He has gone out of his way to test the effectiveness and sustainability of the products before introducing them to the world.
The products developed by Dr. Calderón-Urrea are the foundation that brought Telluris Biotech India Pvt Limited to life.

Dr. Calderón-Urrea’s passion for science is clear from his academic expertise. A B.Sc., in Genetics (Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia), a M.Sc., in Plant Molecular Biology (Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium), a Ph.D., in Biology (Yale University), and postdoctoral training in plant-pathogen interactions (at the Plant Gene Expression Center USDA-ARS/UC-Berkeley, Albany, CA) are part of his academic accomplishments of over 2 decades. When combined with his 23 year of experience, he is one of those scientists who have managed to study, solve, test, and create products in their respective field of study.

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